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EPL: You’ll finish lower than sixth — Manchester United warns against signing 30-year-old star

Danny Murphy, a former Liverpool midfielder, has urged Manchester United against acquiring Christian Eriksen, a 30-year-old Brentford midfielder, this summer.

Murphy believes that if Manchester United sign Eriksen, a former Tottenham Hotspur player, they will finish lower than they did last season.

Remember that Manchester United finished sixth last season.

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This summer, the Red Devils have been widely linked with a move to capture Eriksen.

After recovering from a heart episode sustained during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opening against Finland, the Danish international joined Brentford in January.

With his six-month contract with Brentford expiring this month, the former Inter Milan player has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United.

“I don’t see that in the Manchester United option.” If Ten Hag believes he can play Eriksen and [Bruno] Fernandes in the same midfield with only one holding player, they will finish worse than they did this season, according to Murphy.

“Unless he’s going to bring him in as a backup to Fernandes to play as a No.10, or is he going to play him as a central midfielder?” he said. Where are the legs, tenacity, tough-tackling, and physical presence if you’re talking about putting [Frenkie] De Jong and Eriksen in? There is none!

“It’s unusual for United to want Eriksen; I don’t understand it.” They have a sufficient number of aggressive and creative players.”

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